Nick Catucci

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Making the Bland

Rock & roll isn't dead — it's just very sleepy; how Foster the People, Imagine Dragons, and other oddly faceless bands have taken over
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''Last year, if you were a mildly funky white guy looking for action on the charts, you couldn't recruit a better wingman than Pharrell Williams. For his assistance as a producer, singer, and delighted music-video presence on the velvety mega-smashes ''Blurred Lines'' and ''Get Lucky,'' Robin Thicke and Daft Punk could've forked over their first-borns and still owed him a brewskie.''
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''The extra-large rapper Rick Ross may not seem spry, but he carves conceptual figure eights on gangsta rap's icy surface.''
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Bangerz Tour

High camp and low-cut leotards: on the scene at Cyrus' wild opening night in Vancouver.
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The Outsiders Album

''Like and proper country singer — even a rock & roll, hip-hop-rapping bad boy such as himself — Eric Church relishes a good pun.''
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Albums: March 28, 2014

Reviews of new records from Skrillex and YG